NetGuard - no-root firewall

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About this app

NetGuard provides simple and advanced ways to block access to the internet - no root required.

Applications and addresses can individually be allowed or denied access to your Wi-Fi and/or mobile connection.

Blocking access to the internet can help:

• reduce your data usage
• save your battery
• increase your privacy


• Simple to use
• No root required
• 100% open source
• No calling home
• No tracking or analytics
• No advertisements
• Actively developed and supported
• Android 5.1 and later supported
• IPv4/IPv6 TCP/UDP supported
• Tethering supported
• Optionally allow when screen on
• Optionally block when roaming
• Optionally block system applications
• Optionally notify when an application accesses the internet
• Optionally record network usage per application per address
• Material design theme with light and dark theme

PRO features:

• Log all outgoing traffic; search and filter access attempts; export PCAP files to analyze traffic
• Allow/block individual addresses per application
• New application notifications; configure NetGuard directly from the notification
• Display network speed graph in a status bar notification
• Select from five additional themes in both light and dark version

There is no other no-root firewall offering all these features.

If you have a question or problem, you can send an e-mail to

If you like to help people less fluent in English, you can help translate NetGuard in your language:

If you like to test new features, you can participate in the test program:

All required permissions are described here:

The source code is available here:
Updated on
Mar 3, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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No data collected
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24.8K reviews
Karma's Keeper
May 30, 2022
Update: after some tweaking and having all the pro features running once again The app works amazingly. Unfortunately the person using the app is still a bit lost and confused but hey, can't rate me. Only thing I wish it had was a way for some of us that are not as savvy with tech to have e a better understanding on which connection attemps are valid and necessary for apps to work properly, and which ones we can globally block. Especially when I want to be eventually free from Google.
17 people found this review helpful
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Marcel Bokhorst, FairCode BV
May 17, 2022
The app works fine for millions of people and I am happy to help you, if you give me a chance. Rating 1* doesn't solve problems though and it's frustrating for both of us only. If you are wondering why so many independent developers give up: this. Good luck with closed source apps and big and ignorant companies not taking your privacy seriously.
Robert Jeans
April 5, 2022
The base functions are simple and easy to use. I liked the app enough that over a year ago I decided to support the developer and purchased all the extras that are available. I have not been disappointed! A few functions had a slight learning curve, but an afternoon was enough to learn everything I needed. -- I also recommend checking out the developer's GitHub. Great info on some tips and tricks that improve quality of life.
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Gabriel Kivi
March 22, 2022
Coming from a person who treats privacy & security as high priorities, this looks to be the best endpoint security to be found on a traffic control front. No 'cloud feeding' for analytics, simple enough interface but not to the point of nerfed utility, and no absurd subscription model on top if it. The only wishlist item that comes to mind in the short tests I've done would be a direct rule admin panel to set some global baselines, but that would be a more niche need.
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What's new

* Improved Android 12 compatibility
* Updated builds tools and translations